314 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, New Zealand


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Around the World Backpackers provides a sanctuary from loud, large hostels. Around the World Backpackers Christchurch is a great place to meet people from all around the world! Kick back, relax and enjoy our budget accommodation!

With a history as being nominated as one of Christchurch’s best small hostels from guests around the world, we would love to see you soon!

We are located approx 10 min walk to the Christchurch City Centre where you can find the The Restart Mall and the Central Station with Intercity bus depot on Lichfield street. Approx. 20 min walk to Canterbury museum and the Botanical Gardens. For more information about local attractions, you can visit our local attractions & activities page.

We can book your Airport Shuttles to and from the airport. $20/$25 for one person and $5 for every extra person. Catch the TranzAlpine shuttle from the hostel to the train station for only $7, book at reception.

Around The World is affiliated with The Backpacker Group – Discounted rates available at other hostels throughout the South Island www.thebackpackergroup.co.nz

For check in’s after 9pm you will receive an email after your booking has been confirmed with instructions on how to enter the hostel and where you will find your key and your room.

We offer 4-Bed Dorms, Double and Twin Rooms – all shared bathroom. Guests booking directly through our website will pay the lowest possible rate advertised.

Save yourself time and make your trip easy by letting the staff at Around the World Backpackers book any activity or tour for you. Contact us for some awesome discounts on a range of activities!

With a history of being nominated as one of Christchurch’s best small hostels from guests around the world, what more could you want in a hostel!
We have 36 beds made up of 4 bed dorm rooms, 1 double room and a twin room. All mattresses are inner sprung and facilities are shared.

Book with us directly through our website & pay the lowest possible rate advertised.
We have a lovely back quiet garden with hammocks and BBQ or enjoy our TV room with Sky TV and a book exchange in the computer room.

It doesn't end there though, we also provide lots of other freebies like WiFi, stoarge and lots more.
Check out whats happening in and around Christchurch. Find out how to find all the local events, festivals, attractions and where to get tickets.

There is always something to do in Christchurch and we are more than happy to help get you sorted.
Where Are We?
Everything is right on your doorstep. We are located only a few blocks away from the city centre.
Wanna see more?
Check out our facilities and photo gallery. We can even help you organise bus tours and day trips.
Arriving Late?
No problem, we accept late arrivals after 9.00pm and our staff are happy to help on your arrival.
Take a look at some of the activities and tours we recommend. Christchurch has loads of options whatever you're interested in.

Save yourself time and make your trip easy by letting the staff at ATW book any activity or tour for you.
Car and van hire can be booked through us. Don’t leave it too late to hire a vehicle during the summer season and miss out on your adventures.

Talk to our friendly staff with all the local knowledge and we can help you choose the best option for your trip.
Travelling around but prefer to sit back and relax? We can organise bus trips and shuttles to get you around during your stay.

If you have any questions or would like us to help you book your bus or shuttle, just talk to our staff.
need more help?

Still a little confused? Don’t worry, we have put together lots of information about whats on in Christchurch, how to get to and from the hostel, booking bus tours & hire cars, surf snow & weather reports as well as where to go and what to do in our awesome city.


I liked their own style of the hostel. It has a backyard, a TV room very nice, but the computer room with a small library was the best part in my opinion. The rooms are good too. Each bed has their own light attached to the wall and a pocket where you can save your belongings.

New Zealand

The staff are super helpful & amazing. The location is quite good, walking distance to city centre & many tourist attractions as well. Definitely recommend for solo travelers. Thanks.

United Kingdom

Friendly people, meet backpackers from around the world and big kitchen area to cook and congregate, well kept, safe.